The Amazon Fire Phone was never a bad phone per se, it just didn’t come to market at the right price. At $199.99 with a two-year contract, the handset came in as an upstart thinking it had what it took to compete with the heavy hitters. Today, it’s available at the more humbling price of $189 total.
That’s not a bad deal at all for an unlocked GSM device with a 4.7-inch display, 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 13MP camera, especially when you consider the lack of a contract.
Sure, the Amazon Fire Phone still isn’t your usual Android device. It doesn’t come with access to the Play Store or Google’s suite of apps. The handset is primarily good for making calls, consuming Amazon content, and enjoying all of those free apps of the day you’ve been stockpiling over the years. Or if you know someone who loves their Kindle Fire tablet that is still carrying around a flip phone, consider picking one up for them. You have just under 17 hours left to make a decision.